Pioneering Photographer Ming Smith is Now Represented by Nicola Vassell Gallery

Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type, October 18, 2021

Two powerful, trailblazing woman are joining forces. Nicola Vassell Gallery in New York announced the representation of Ming Smith on Friday. Smith joins the Black-owned gallery having established a groundbreaking photography practice over the last 50 years. 


In May, Vassell inaugurated her gallery with a solo exhibition of the Harlem-based artist. “Ming Smith: Evidence”surveyed her career. The introduction to the show described the works on view and also reflected the scope of her broader output: “The assembled pictures exemplify the artist’s keen, enduring eye and her use of the photographic medium to depict charged atmospheres and surreal states with a cast of evocative landscapes, blurred silhouettes, dynamic street scenes and revered cultural figures…”